F&ME + uCarmen group sails with Noah story
// 16th of May, 2013
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Dornford-May has now finished Unogumbe, a filmed opera based based on Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s
Epic shoot nearing completion
// 7th of March, 2013
The first ever Georgia-UK co-production just wrapped its six week shoot in Georgia and is now in Frankfurt, Germany for the final leg of principal photography. Film and Music Entertainment co-founder and producer Mike Downey spoke to Maria Sell about the project.
Film and Music Entertainment begin shooting EPIC
// 17th of January, 2013
Ben Hopkins' Epic is a major International co-production between the UK, Germany, Russia and Georgia. Principal Photography begins in Georgian Capital Tbilisi on Sunday 13th. EPIC was developed by the British Film Institute (London), and is supported by the HessenInvestFilm Fund (Frankfurt), Metra Films and the French-German Cultural Channel Arte as well as the Georgian National Film Centre.
Julien Temple Wraps “Children of the Revolution” for Film and Music Entertainment in Rio de Janeiro. BBC, Arte, WDR and Filmstiftung NRW Confirm Participation.
// 18th of December, 2012
Veteran music documentarist Julien Temple, whose London: The Modern Babylon" was one of the big documentary hits of 2012, has wrapped his latest "musical city" feature documentary, Children of the Revolution, in Rio de Janeiro as the year came to an end.
The Parade Marches On
// 4th of December, 2012
Srdjan’s Dragojevic and Film & Music Entertainments co-production The Parade continues its award ceremony march and has recently picked up the audience award at Switzerland’s Lausanne Cine Festival.
Film and Music Entertainment ranked as UK's 2nd most active film company
// 13th of August, 2012
British Indie 'Film and Music Entertainment' have been ranked second most active production company in the UK between 2009 and 2011 according to the British Film Industry.
The Parade wins "Best International Feature" at the Galway Film Fleadh
// 16th of July, 2012
Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) Launch Bumper 2012/2013 Production Slate headlined by Isango Ensemble’s township adaptation of LA BOHEME directed by Mark Dornford-May
// 23rd of May, 2012
Produced in Collaboration with Stephen Daldry, leading an impressive Sixteen-Film line-up
As Khayelitsha Township-based theatre company Isango Ensemble prepare for the world premiere in London this week of their latest production of Puccini’s La Boheme - Abanxhaxi, Mike Downey and Sam Taylor have pacted with the group to created a film version of this operatic event, ‘very much along the lines, and in the style of Dornford May’s Berlinale Golden Bear winning version of Rossini’s Carmen - uCarmen eKhayelitsha.’ Says F&ME principal, Mike Downey.
Black comedy EPIC to become first co-production between Georgia and UK, support for co-productions with France, Germany, Ukraine and Norway
// 21st of May, 2012
Tbilisi-based 'Producer on the Move' Vladimer Katcharava of 20 Steps Productions will partner with Film and Music Entertainment for the first co-production between the UK and Georgia on their next feature Epic.
Matila Rohr Productions of Finland Partner with the UK’s Film and Music Entertainment and Denmark’s Nordisk Film (world sales TrustNordisk) on the latest installment of the Rolli Franchise
// 21st of May, 2012
‘Rolli and the Golden Key’ – a musical adventure for children of all ages
The Finnish Rolli franchise has taken on yet another lease of life with the announcement this week that a musical live action version of the latest Rolli story will go into production later this year. The film has just received funding from the new Finnish Film Foundation 50/50 fund a scheme supporting feature productions that have already secured 50% of their finance.
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson lines up Reykjavik shoot for Staying Alive
// 18th of May, 2012
LEADING ICELANDIC PRODUCTION HOUSE, LJOSBAND TO PRODUCE NEW FRIDRIK THOR FRIDRIKSSON DRAMEDY STAYING ALIVE (MAGNY) LONDON-BASED FILM AND MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT JOIN AS CO-PRODUCTION PARTNERS.
Dutch producer Spring Film and Film and Music Entertainment bring on MEDIA LUNA as World Sales Agent for the film Lilet Never Happened
// 17th of May, 2012
Netherlands - based production house Springfilm and London production house Film and Music Entertainment have signed up German international sales agent Media Luna to handle worldwide distribution of their latest international feature film "Lilet Never Happened" by Dutch director and producer Jacco Groen.